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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun toy for geeks, great potential for masses

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    Though the lack of software features at this time is a little disappointing, I do not regret my purchase at all! I have had my pebble for nearly 2 months now (ordered it the day it became available on Best Buy's website) and am astonished at the flourishing developer community. Would've given 5 stars if they had done more development before release (small bugs in the OS, big picture features such as internet connectivity missing from the Pebble app, which require 3rd party less reliable apps). I'll break it down like this: External The watch itself looks and feels great, seems sturdy enough to withstand the average person's daily life. I shower with it because I lose track of time easily, and it lives up to the water proof claim, even in hot water, which I had heard was problematic for some. I don't care for the cheap rubber strap it comes with, so I replaced it with a water resistant leather strap I found on Amazon for around $20. Also added a screen protector which covers the entire face (GadgetWraps) because I heard it scratches easily (par for the course for any smartphone owners). Internal hardware Can't complain about anything! Sure some of the Kreyos features would be nice (especially speaker/mic for taking calls) but for the cost and small form factor it's a great piece of hardware. Battery lasts up to 6 days for me, 4 days with an animated watchface. Fully recharges in about 3 hours. Software This is where it gets sorta meh. For now at least. The Pebble company as well as many 3rd party developers are hard at work. Many choices for various kinds of watchfaces are already available, and there's even a website which allows you to make your own custom analog/digital watchface with your own image for a background. Watchapps (including games) are lacking but growing. My biggest gripe is the information transmission/alerts are still a work in progress. For instance, several watchfaces and watchapps require access to the internet via the bluetooth connection to your smartphone, a feature which (in my opinion) should have been implemented in the Pebble app. Perhaps it will be one day, but for now it requires the httpebble app (for iOS, not sure what the Android equivalent is called) a decent app with some minor connectivity problems (just because it says it's connected doesn't mean it always is). The worst part is I now have 3 apps on my phone which communicate with the watch (httpebble, Smartwatch Pro, and Pebble Snap) all with different functions, however the watch can only connect to one of them at a time. Smartwatch Pro works with a companion watchapp, capable of accessing your iOS calendar, Twitter (if the phone is logged in) changing volume (the watch's built in music controls lack the ability to change volume or browse music selection, more features Pebble needs to add) check your phone's battery level, and play a loud noise if you lose your phone but it's still within range of the watch. Pebble Snap allows you to control the phone's camera as a remote shutter release or on a timer. If one of these apps connects to your phone, the others lose their connection. Why is that? These apps lose their usefulness if I have to take my phone out of my pocket to reconnect them constantly. Really all or most of these features should be integrated into the Pebble app, but if they can't or wont do this, they need to figure out a way for multiple 3rd party apps to communicate with the watch simultaneously. Compatibility Some would say Pebble does not deserve the "Excellent" compatibility rating I gave due to the fact that it only supports Android and iOS. First off, there is no point in owning this or any smartwatch unless you own a smartphone and use it a fair amount. My father has an iPhone 3Gs because it was free with contract and he needed a new phone. He mostly uses it for calls, so I wouldn't recommend he invest in a smartwatch unless he starts utilizing more smartphone features. If you are a true smartphone enthusiast and you don't own a device running either Android or iOS, you need to rethink your choice of phone. I don't know anyone who takes the Windows Phone platform seriously (sorry Microsoft, I love your desktop OS, but your phone OS seems like it belongs in a toy compared to my iPhone) and the Blackberry is quickly going the same way as the 8-track or BetaMax. Anyway, that's enough of my rant. Overall, if you're looking to get in on the ground floor of this new smartwatch craze, Pebble is a great option. After many hiccups in mass production, they are finally starting to catch up with demand, and once that is complete they should hopefully have more time for software development. I look forward to the future of Pebble.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Much more than a watch

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    I have been using my Pebble since February, as I got it as a reward for backing the Pebble Kickstarter. Since day one it has worked perfectly with my Android phone. I get all of the default notifications (SMS, Calls, Hangouts, Gmail/Email) with no problems whatsoever, and 3rd party apps available in the Play Store have allowed me to push notifications to my watch from almost any installed Android app. In addition several apps add additional functionality like live weather alerts, automatic SMS replies and other handy features. There are even a decent number of arcade-style games available for play on the watch! The notifications are incredibly useful in an office environment. I can leave my phone on silent and still get notified of important events, my next meeting, etc. without having to pull out my phone. At home, the watch is handy because you can get notifications on your wrist when your phone is in another room, which eliminates finding your phone with 20 missed calls/texts from a frantic stranded relative. Since the Kickstarter backer community got their hands on this watch about 6 months ago, there are already hundreds of amazing watch faces ready to use with the Pebble. There are also online 3rd party utilities that allow you to create your own custom watch faces and then push them right onto your Pebble watch. Another thing that may seem minor, but which is important to me is that the Pebble uses a standard 22mm watch strap. This means that you can swap out the default strap for something more comfortable if you want to. The plastic strap that comes with the Pebble is fine, but I prefer something more comfortable and a lot of other recent smart watches appear to use non-replaceable straps. Honestly the Pebble has changed the way I interact with my phone, and how I live my digitally-connected life. Now for some negatives. One of the main problems facing Pebble is the lack of a unified app store. According to Pebble, one is being created but for now you have to download your watch faces from 3rd party websites and you have to search through the Play Store or App Store to find 3rd party apps that support the Pebble. Another issue is that iOS notifications can be spotty. There are issues in iOS 6 that occasionally prevent the iPhone from sending notifications to the watch. Also there is a persistent bug that prevents contact names from showing up on the watch when a call or SMS is received. Some of these are problems that may be fixed in the iOS 7 release this fall as Apple is increasing support for 3rd party accessory devices, but for now these issues impact a lot of users. The issues can also be resolved by jailbreaking your iPhone, but a lot of users don't want to jailbreak. So keep this in mind if you use an iPhone.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Best Smartwatch yet

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    I never write reviews, as often it doesn't worth it... but I really want to share my opinion about this great watch. First, I need a smart watch to be a second screen of my phone, I do not want a watch to replacing it. I need a watch which uses the technology already existing in my phone, I do not need to have everything in double. Who wants to charge its watch everyday? Who needs a (bad) camera in his watch? Who want to push a button to display the time? Is a color screen so useful? This little Pebble is amazing, I wouldn't leave it off my wrist anymore. It does a lot and does it very well. A recent software update improved it a lot, and the next version (coming soon) sounds even more amazing. It is compatible with Android and iOS (iPhone) and there is now a little software for Windows Phone, but seems not doing everything yet. The watch displays every notifications coming on my iPhone and displays it on my wrist, calls, SMS, important mails, Facebook, turn by turn direction etc... For the email, it does not displays the complete email, but enough lines to decide if it is important enough to decide if it worth pulling out my phone. My phone is now in silent, the vibration of the watch is enough to notify me. There is a lot of nice software developed by a very active community. There is also a lot of watch faces available, mine displays the weather, humidity, wind, surmise, sunset etc... I love it. The screen is very nice and always displays the time and informations, no need a second hand to turn it on. A simple movement of your wrist will turn on the backlight. We are only at the beginning of the smartwatches era, it's already great with Pebble, and will be even bigger in the future. Yes, it is not touchscreen, but I do not really care... It is not color, but I do not want to trade color with battery life, and I do not really want something flashy on my wrist. This is a watch with a very nice design, very classy, and you can replace the bands with any other one (with the same size), so you can go leather, color.... There is also some wraps available online to protect the screen or personalize it with color, carbon... It is lightweight, I barely feel it on my wrist, yes some will say it feels cheap, but I do not agree, I have it now since 2 months, and it is still in perfect condition. Ah and it is waterproof (for shower and swimming....) Well done Pebble!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Look out for potential problems

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    We have 3 Pebble Smartwatches and all three have been replaced by Pebble within the past year. One was replaced twice. Although the watches are fantastic and very useful, the main issue with these watches is the screen. Over time, the screen would become unusable. The display becomes scrambled. If you Google it, it seems to be a common problem. We are not rough with these watches at all. Pebble should be congratulated for their superb service in dealing with the screen issue. They quickly replaced the watches and even sent a pre-paid envelope to return the broken watches. Since the replacements, the screen issue has not happened again. One thing I noticed on the replacements is an updated back cover on the watch. The original ones did not have screens on the back cover. The newer replacements all have 4 screens in the back. Perhaps they changed the way they make these watches so that the screen problem has been fixed. I've attached two photos of what the screen problem looks like.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    This smart watch to me in my opinion is the blue P

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    This smart watch to me in my opinion is the blue print of the first real smart watch. The name "smart watch" was to general for anyone to capture until now. What do I mean by that you ask? well everyone and their mother is scrambling right now to corner the market on this new era of wearables, but know one gets it but one company "PEBBLE". We don't need a smart phone replacement, we don't need a double 007 watch that last 1 day, we need a product that can compliment the things we are already comfortable with in our lives, maybe even make them better. This maybe the beginning and the show may have just started, but I say buy your ticket now and enjoy the ride pebble has one amazing ride for you to partake in. As long as they don't forget their core basis(Simple,elegant and it works). The market is theirs to do as they please. Apple understands this same type of workman ship, but not the key to our wallets(pricing). Apple will release a watch and it more then likely will be great, but the cost of of fame(apple brand) will make others look else where for their muse. My final word of the pebble watch is "If you read this entire review then your probably in line or online buying one as you read"... PS BEST BUY YOU ROCK!!!#pebble price tag and insurance

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Get connected with affordable WATERPROOF smartwatc

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    Affordable Bluetooth smart watch that will change your life even with its lack of current App Store! Set up was a breeze! Not big or bulky. Waterproof!!!! What?! I can swim with it on! And 30ft range! And who needs a camera on their watch? This gadget has changed my relationships. No more beeps or chirps distracting me from my grandma's long winded stories! A gentle vibration on my wrist tells me that my bestie is texting the latest news or that my girlfriend commented on my Facebook status. With a quick glance I'm in the know and no one knows! My family says I'm more engaged. I look forward to the App Store which will offer a swim lap counter and love that it's already linked to run keeper. Lots of cute faces and I get to rock a Seahawks one to the game. When it's over I can change it to something new with one click. Bummer. No color screen. Best buy didn't carry white. Can't text back or voice dial with Siri. No battery meter. Not that I have found anyway. Maybe a new watch face will have it. Very unique charger will probably be hard to replace in a hurry if lost or I forget it when traveling.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    everything you need need

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    I did a lot of research on the Pebble Watch and so hesitant about it but decided $99 bucks wouldn't hurt and planned on returning it if I didn't like it. Three months later and I'm still happy with it. I don't like to leave my ringer on so this has helped a lot with missed calls and messages. The Weather Channel face is awesome but being the geek I am also have the Nyan Cat face. The battery life is amazing. I get about 5 days on a full charge but I also use it a lot playing apps like Tetris and Pong. If all you need is the basic features, then consider this. Pebble is also coming out with a new watch with new features like voice reply and color screen so I may upgrade.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product (top of the line)

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    I have owned several smart watches in the past. This one is by far the best that I have purchased. The battery life is exceptional. It’s not Color, and that’s why the battery last so long. It’s water proof. There are more than enough apps to meet any of your requirements. Thousands’ of watch faces. Very easy to use. It has made a big difference in my day to day operations. I would definitely recommend this, as a top of the line watch at a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great entry level Smart Watch

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    I purchased after hearing all the hype of the new iPhone connected smart watch. I also wanted to try and figure out what anyone would do with a smart watch. I was very pleased with it all in all. I use my pebble as an activity tracker with the UP pebble app and the ios up purple app. A little of a learning curve on the connectivity but it has worked great. I also enjoy the battery life I typically get about five days of use. One other feature that I enjoy as well is that it is waterproof, up to five atmospheres, which at the time of writing only one activity band I know of can report of being water proof.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Apple watch who?

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    I bought this watch after getting fed up with having to constantly keep checking my phone for calls and texts while I'm at work. I can discreetly check my calls and texts from my wrist instead. Not only that, I can control my music from the watch, check the weather, track a package with an app, all from my Pebble. It's water resistant to 50 meters and had a battery that lasts almost a week, even with heavy usage. Pebble has great support for the watch and I added Geek Squad protection just in case the unexpected occurs. If you want an inexpensive, easy to use smart watch with great features, get a Pebble!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Pebble Smart Watch not ready for prime time

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    !!BUYER BEWARE!! It's easy to get caught up in the excitement of the Pebble Smart Watch retail launch, like I did. But I quickly found out this product is not ready for mass market. I picked up my Pebble smart watch from Best Buy yesterday after ordering online for store pickup. The install initially seemed easy enough (I have an iPhone 4S). The first few bumps were downloading some watch faces from online to install. For some reason, the bluetooth connection to the Pebble wouldn't stay on consistently. After downloading 3 faces, I had to disconnect bluetooth then reconnect to download others. Then I decided to give it a test with the RunKeeper app and a light jog. About 8 minutes into the run, I noticed the watch display froze. When I tapped a button, I saw the Pebble's screen wasn't refreshing. And then pixellated lines started to appear. What resulted was the dead screen you see in the picture attached. Today, less than a day after owning the Pebble, the screen is completely blank. After looking through online support and trying multiple ways to reset it or bring the screen back, nothing would work. While researching the problem, I saw that there really are many issues with the Pebble - something that was really alarming (besides a lot of disgruntled Kickstarter backers). I really wanted to back up a fresh tech company and be an early adopter. Unfortunately it looks Pebble is trying to jump the gun on other smart watches at retail stores and have ended up bringing a glitchy product to mass market. Good luck with your Pebble (I highly recommend getting Best Buy's extended service plan from if you are still considering the leap - because it sounds like the Pebble will fail eventually). I'm returning mine today and waiting for other smart watch options.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Smartwatch

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    I, too, am a backer and have my red Pebble on my wrist. I am a business trainer and it is so very convenient to simply glance at my watch to see who is sending me an email, text, or caller ID for calls while I am working. No one knows that the quick glance at my watch has more purpose than simply reading the time. I love the look and I get compliments on the style daily. I have sent many a shopper online to order one for themselves. I use the Run Keeper app when I ride my bicycle and that is very nice. Not only to see my time and distance but I can see notifications and choose to address them or not while on a ride. I have banged my watch into a few walls or door frames but thankfully no scratches. I own 5 watches and this one is by far my favorite. There are many functions built into the watch that have yet to be exploited by unwritten apps so this watch will be in service for a long time. A grand slam in my book!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    practical and easy to use

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    it is helpful to receive calls and messages, good product

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pretty Nice Smartwatch for the $

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    I debated on needing a notification smartwatch since I hadn't worn a watch in years and don't go out and about as much as I used to, but this is nice! It sets up fast and easy, is easy to understand about using the watch faces or apps to populate the eight loaded at a time that you can switch between. I joined the Google+ community to get some tips and learn more. I added a wrap to the face and screen protector, personalizing mine. You will enjoy the new apps as they come along. I recommend Canvas, Aware, Fitbit, Timer+, and 91 Dub V2. Enjoy!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

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    Even though it affects the battery life a little bit. It's still a nice product.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very impressed from reading bad reviews

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    I just bought my pebble not to long ago and I am very impressed. I have had no problems charging, syncing is great and the display and performance at great!!! I have read all of these horrible reviews about poor quality and cheap build but I think it is sturdy and strong and a good product. I havent had any problems and I encourage anyone to try it out at least.! I am never going to trust comments again! This is better than wht everyone is saying! If you are using this for social media it's great and the upcoming App Store is going to add tons of features. Trust me I read horrible , I mean horrible reviews on this site and many many more, an I haven't had any problems!!! Maybe they got a defect one but they are a brand new company and at least give them credit for trying!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent SmartWatch

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    Definitely not for everyone. If your not "techy" stay away and wait for a few years while smart-watches get smarter. BUT, if you want to be part of the deployment of the smart-watch era and deal with upstart challenges (lack of apps, updates and compatibility issues) then this watch is for you. Pebble is easy to get up and running. I'm using an Apple phone I may switch to Android as the OS is more progressive. Notifications work great......just being patient for more apps.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Price & Functionality

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    The Pebble Watch is simple, attractive, and does exactly what a smart watch should do. It seamlessly gives you notifications (text, phone call, email, etc.) from your phone and has an ever growing Pebble app store. If that is what you're looking for at a reasonable price point, Pebble Watch is the way to go. I placed a tan leather band ($10 at Best Buy) on my black pebble for a more professional appearance and it looks awesome. I was amazed at how many people complimented my watch, some even asked if it was an Apple Watch.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Good product but...

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    The shipping was faster than estimated. I purchased this watch as an "open box" item with a Best Buy "excellent" rating. The stores policy states "Each open-box product was tested or inspected to verify proper working order and physical appearance, and assigned a condition — Excellent-Certified, Excellent, Satisfactory or Fair." However, I didn't expect to find a hair on the watch band. Also the watch was not reset, so the previous owner's information and apps were still saved on it. Some inspection.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    It's ok operates fune

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    It's ok function well doses a good job. A bit of a power hog. Battery charges fast . Have to put on charge twice a day. Need app for camera operation .

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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